There is a point in all of our lives where we will face death. We may get sick with an illness or disease or be killed in some kind of accident.
I know that this may seem like a rather odd thing for me to be writing about right now but over the past month I've been faced with friends who have faced & are still facing death in various ways.
I am so thankful that I know that Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I know that I am saved from my sins and that I will one day live with him in glory. I know that I can come to Him at any time to thank Him for what he's doing in my life and to lay my requests & worries at His feet.
And yes! The thought of death, losing someone very dear to me (like my children, my husband, my parents, etc) is scary but I also know that at some time it will happen. I know that I will never be ready for that moment to happen but I want to be able to face it knowing that this is part of God's plan. I can truly say that knowing Christ helps me face death because I know that being in heaven with Him is far greater joy than being here on earth.
A little over a month ago we had some family friends that were killed in a van accident. I mentioned it before in one of my posts. Well, while we were on vacation we were able to attend the double funeral service. I was nervous about going - for 2 reasons.
1. I had to play the piano
2. scared that I would cry
Now why should I be scared of that you may ask? I shouldn't, really. I have the assurance of knowing where these 2 amazing & Godly women are right now.
The service was incredible. It was such a blessing. A beautiful tribute to both women. Bob gave the eulogy to his own wife which was amazing. Her life was such an example to me of what I should strive to be like. A woman who constantly sought after God's will and daily spent time with Him and glorified Him in everything that she did. As hard as it was to say "good-bye" to these wonderful women it was a time where God was given such honor because of the way these 2 individuals blessed those around them and obeyed Him & His word. They were such an example to me to be more Christ-like, willing to serve others more, to share my faith more, to spend more time in my devotions and simply to trust God completely in everything & for everything.
Our time is limited here on earth. No matter what we think. I don't want to be scared of dying. I would rather have the attitude of joy & excitement to one day see Him. I know that God has a plan for all of us and His way is perfect.
"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?"
2 Samuel 22:31, 32